Health & Wellness News
FEBRUARY 2015

  

I hope everyone is getting settled into the New Year after all the holiday fun!  I also hope that those of you who have not yet done our 3 Week Detox, are now ready to jump on board!  Patients who have completed the January 3-Step Detox are feeling less pain, more energy, less allergies, lighter on the scale and lighter in their bodies without all those toxins weighing them down "literally".  I've heard a few people worry about the price.  To address that, I want everyone to know that 30 meal replacement beverages are included in the detox.  The savings from the meal replacements alone pay for the $300 cost of the detox.  Plus, you get 30 packs of detoxifying herbs and rejuvenating vitamins *AND* 6 Aqua Detox Foot Bath Treatments!!  It truly is worth every penny especially considering the health benefits you will feel during the cleanse and ongoing after you've completed the 3 week process.

The other concern I have heard is that patients feel they can't do it, that it may be too difficult.  To address those concerns, I set up the Meet Up Groups.  These meetings allow us to stay connected throughout the detox.  We also set up a group text and phone support, and we support each other along the way.  This makes it fun & easy!  I am having one more meet up group on Saturday, Feb. 28th at 3pm where we will answer questions and pick up our Detox kits to begin the 3 week Detox!  I hope to see many of you there!

Until our next adjustment...
  
Yours in Health,
Dr. Heidi & The InnerMovement Wellness Team

WHY I DETOX
Hear from InnerMovement Wellness Team Members in their own words...




glass water
H2O Healthy Habit
  
Drink 16oz. of water right after you wake up
  • It fires up your metabolism. Drinking a large, glass of water after you wake up has been shown to fire up your metabolism by a whopping 24% for 90 minutes.
  • You're dehydrated when you wake up. You just went 7-8 hours without drinking any water! Even if your body isn't telling you that it's thirsty, it probably is.
  • Water helps your body flush out toxins. Getting fluids into your body right after your wake up will help your body flush out toxins first thing in the morning.
  • Your brain tissue is 75% water. When you're not properly hydrated, your brain operates on less fuel, and you can feel drained, or experience fatigue or mood fluctuations.
  • You'll eat less. One study showed that people who drink a glass of water before every meal lost 4.5 pounds over a three-month period, because it helps people feel full.
Food Ingredient Labels

Food labels are an important source of information about calories and the nutritional value of the foods we eat, however deciphering these can often present some challenges.  Here is some helpful information:
  • Ingredients are listed in the quantity in which they appear
  • Sugar can also be listed as high-fructose corn syrup or corn syrup, agave nectar, barley malt syrup or dehydrated cane juice
  • Hidden sugars:  Fructose, sucrose & dextrose 
  • Salt can be listed by name or sodium benzoate, disodium or monosodium glutamate (MSG)
  • MSG can also be hidden as "yeast extract" or "soy protein isolate"
  • Trans-fats can be listed as hydrogenated oil
  • Artificial sweeteners: Sucralose, Saccharin, Aspartame, Acesulfame
  • Sodium Nitrites and Sodium Nitrates (these present a possible cancer risk)
  • Artificial colorings: Yellow 5, Yellow 6, Red 40, Red 3, Blue 1, Blue 2, Green 3, and Orange B
  • Beware of "Natural Flavorings as many of these are processed using hexane, a toxic component of gasoline
  • "Castoreum", a substitute for vanilla, is made from the anal gland secretions of beavers

Aside from consuming fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and grass-fed, antibiotic-free meats; a good rule of thumb is to choose packaged foods with 5 or less ingredients.  And avoid any foods with High Fructose Sugar, Monosodium Glutamate, and any food that lists ingredients you do not recognize as a food.

Recipe Of The Month
Applesauce Brownies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup (local) honey or agave nectar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • optional: 1 handful dark chocolate chunks

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the applesauce and honey. Add the vanilla and two eggs, mix well.
  3. Add the whole wheat flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix well.
  4. Add chocolate chunks if desired and mix well.
  5. Pour batter into a lined or well greased 8x8 or 9x9 baking dish. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until edges are set.
  6. Let cool for 10 minutes before cutting. Best served warm!
  7. Store covered for 1-2 days at room temperature.
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SAVE THE DATE!

The next InnerMovement 
DETOX PROGRAM Meet Up Group 
will be on Saturday, February 28th at 3pm
at our office.

Feel free to bring along an interested friend as program support is key to success!  Coming solo?  No problem. 
You'll get support from us and meet 
like-minded people.

 

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The Most Toxic Household Products

Household items and products, including some common foods and even tap water, harbor hazardous levels of toxins that have very real health effects over time. And experts are increasingly worried about one health issue in particular: endocrine disruption. 

 

Early studies have linked a whole host of common chemicals, including bisphenol-A (commonly called BPA), phthalates, and flame retardants, to possible endocrine system damage. What is particularly insidious about these toxins is that they mess with the body's natural hormone production, which can lead to a host of varied complications affecting everything from the thyroid to testosterone to sperm count.


Visit the Environmental Working Group's "Dirty Dozen" list of 12 Hormone-Altering Chemicals and How to Avoid Them

And for their "Hall of Shame" Household Cleaning Product List, click HERE.  We think you'll be surprised.
4 Most Dangerous Toxins
  
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A Word On GMOs
Genetically modified organisms

 

Found in nearly 80 percent of American processed food, GMOs are produced when genes from one plant or animal are inserted into another plant or animal to create desirable traits. Nearly 90 percent of conventionally grown corn, canola, soybean, and sugar beet crops have been genetically modified. Add to that dairy from cows treated with the genetically engineered hormone rBGH, and meat and eggs from animals fed genetically modified feed. GMOs haven't been tested for long-term safety, and short-term studies have indicated serious concerns related to infertility and immune problems. 

 

To sidestep GMOs, buy produce, dairy, and meats with the "USDA Organic" label; avoid most processed foods and high-fructose corn syrup; and look for the "Non-GMO Project Verified" seal.

 

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